The 'Make in India' program declared by PM Narendra Modi calls for focusing on skill and knowledge buildout, to lead to revival and significant progress of Indian manufacturing sector. The nucleus of the programme is to ensure GDP contribution of manufacturing sector increases to 25% in next few years. Make in India will invite key players of Global corporate for launch in India, by offering new environment to investors. The modus operandi requires synchronization between the objectives of the government, academic world, industry and job seekers for ensuring that industry specific skills are imparted. Potentially, the target group for skill development comprises all those in the labor force, including those entering the labor market for the first time, those employed in the
organized sector and those working in the unorganized sector. The current capacity of the skill development programs is 3.1 million. India has set a target of skilling 500 million people by 2022. To overcome this shortfall, the policy envisions the establishment of a National Skill Development Initiative which will empower all individuals through improved skills, knowledge, nationally and internationally recognized qualifications to gain access to decent employment and ensure India’s competitiveness in the global market.
In the emerging economy, people will need to continuously learn new skills to meet the economy’s changing requirements. Keeping with the skill development initiative, BFGI has come up with India’s 1st Skill Development centre, in association with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Government of India with the initial projected cost of Rs 20 Crores. The roadmap is ready and the
MOU has been signed. We would focus on Institution-based skill development, formal and informal apprenticeships and other types of training by enterprises. Live workshops, ranging from Automobile workshop in association with Automobile Sector Skill Council of India , Electronics workshop in association with Electronic Sector Skill Council of India , Center of Excellence for Pluming, Manufacturing and Capital Goods in association with Pluming and Capital Goods Skill Councils of India, Heath and Hospitality Clinics in association with Health Sector Skill Council of India and Hospitality Sector Skill Council and many more, will be conducted. As a part of this venture, service centers of different companies like LG, Godrej, Whirlpool, Bosch, Carnation etc. are being established within the campus. The students would be working on some of the real time projects under the expert guidance of master trainers and technicians. Our aim is to be an integral part of “Make In India” programme and to proffer skilled workforce to the 25 key sectors identified under it.